Are you old enough to remember comedienne Phyllis Diller?
This soup is unusual to be sure, but Phyllis does sound like she knows her way around the kitchen. If it was good enough for Fang...
Phyllis Diller's Garbage Soup
As told to Mike Douglas
"It always has seven cloves of garlic, a large onion, two carrots, two stalks of celery and a bunch of parsley, all of them chopped up; plus a large can of tomatoes, a can of red kidney beans, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese. Then I fill a pot half full of water or juices in which vegetables have cooked during the week. I bring it to a boil, add soup bones and any leftover meats I have lying around and let it boil for an hour and a half. Then I add the chopped vegetables and all the week's leftovers including spaghetti, sour cream, baked potatoes and almost anything else that has collected in the refrigerator during the week that you just hate to throw out. The only thing I never add is pickles or jello."
It's me again. Phyllis Diller's recipe reminds me of something I saw on a cooking show once (can't for the life of me remember which show it was). In essence, it was a way to make soup out of leftover vegetables including wilted salad that had dressing on it. You put your leftover veggies into a blender along with some hot broth; puree; then reheat the whole thing on the stove. I haven't tried it, but I think it could be pretty good.
Phyllis Diller's hobby was painting. Here she is with some of her works.